Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cheerfulness

I gave a talk today about being happy, based on President Monson's conference talk "Be of Good Cheer." I was trying to think how to express the idea that mothers set the mood for their homes, and here's what I ended up with.

I woke up one morning and got out of bed.
"What a great morning!" I cheerfully said.
As the children arose, I smiled at each one,
And the mood in our home was so happy and fun.
We went through the day showing love for each other,
And they all went to sleep saying, "I love you, Mother."

I woke up one morning and got out of bed.
"I know this day's going to be lousy," I said.
As the children arose, I said, "Clean up this room!"
And the mood in our home turned to sadness and gloom.
We went through the day full of yelling and fights,
And we glared at each other as we said, "Good night."

I woke up this morning and got out of bed.
"I wonder what this day will be like?" I said.
"Some days we all laugh, and some days we all cry.
I wonder if I'll ever figure out why?"

6 comments:

Barefoot Pixie said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing your talents. I've wondered that myself about predicting a day. I know that it really does hinge almost exclusively on me but I still don't know how to always control my own mood. Any hints??

Brandi said...

I love it Tamary!

Reg said...

You're awesome. We need to chat more often. Congrats on your new calling. You will be great.

Deborah Raymond said...

Perfect!

Penny said...

I hope you don't mind, but I am printing this off to post in my home so I can try to memorize it. I loved it!

Tamary said...

Penny -- No, I don't mind. I should post it myself as a reminder to be careful how I start the day!